For millennia, humans have relied upon the innate wisdom of food to promote health and longevity. From supporting muscle development through a protein-rich diet to curbing the harmful effects of scurvy or rickets with citrus fruits and dairy products; we’ve learned to respect the power of nutrition. Even in today’s fast-paced society, full of grab-and-go […]
If you’re looking to refresh your routine this spring—think plants! Plant foods are awesome, they have so much more to offer than simply micro and macronutrients. They also contain thousands of different bioactive compounds, commonly referred to as phytonutrients, that can provide physiological benefits through mechanisms such as fighting free radicals (think antioxidants), reducing inflammation, […]
Vitamin C is perhaps the most well-known of all vitamins. It is important for a multitude of metabolic functions, such as tissue growth and repair, healthy gums and teeth. Vitamin C also acts as an antioxidant and strengthens the immune system. As important as vitamin C is, there are ways to enhance and improve the […]
Snacking is a big part of the North American diet. A 2019 survey found that 57 per cent of participants snack once a day and another 31 per cent do it a couple of times a week. That means most of us are doing it. The popularity of the mid-morning, mid-afternoon, pre- or post-workout refuelling […]
Just think about it for a moment. Think about all the brilliant colours of all the fruits and vegetables that grow on our amazing planet. Imagine this edible rainbow with all the colours of health. Did you know that every colour and shade in the plant kingdom yields its own unique nutritional spectrum? Each of […]
What is Kombucha? Kombucha is a fermented tea that contains living cultures which aid digestion. There can be billions of living organisms in every bottle, accompanied by a naturally occurring fizz. This tangy and tart beverage is unlike soda and is typically made with fruits and herbal ingredients. It is not typically sweet but is […]
In an ideal world (and on social media) we picture the youth of today eating healthy animal-shaped, rainbow-themed school lunches and snacks – freshly picked from their community gardens. But the reality is that kids are faced with some pretty big nutritional obstacles.
It’s hard enough to have kids eat their veggies, but today’s families are […]
Involved in almost every biochemical activity in the body, enzymes have earned their reputation as the “sparks of life.” Enzymes are catalysts in digesting food, stimulating the brain, supplying cellular energy and in repairing tissues, organs and cells. Simply put, we can’t live without enzymes.
Unfortunately, many of us don’t consume enough enzymes in our diet. […]
The tricky thing about living in a body for a while is that we come to believe that the way our systems are working and how we feel most days are normal. It doesn’t really help that our health care system uses the term normal to describe how most people experience health most of the […]